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Warning: mentions of internment camps.
Land of the free, home of the brave,
Once a place where innocent Japanese people
Were wrongly placed in internment camps –
Incarcerated, beaten – just as the Nazis’ did in Europe,
Treated as though they themselves bombed the harbor
And when all was said and done, their home country
Was victim to a nuclear bomb, which still to this day
Affects the living victims and their descendants.
It took forty years for America to apologize,
But that doesn’t matter anymore.
Because that didn’t change a single thing.